Postdoc Life

Meeting the demands of your professional life is a challenge, as is juggling those of work and personal life. We have developed resources to help you meet them successfully as well as approaches to address any difficulties. To further assist you, we are also accessible via social media. Please connect with us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

Parent and Family Resources

Mount Sinai offers child care resources, lactation rooms, and workshops for parents. Postdocs can also find a wide range of family friendly activities and discounted tickets through the Recreation Office. Please see:

Mount Sinai Parent (MSP) provides staff with a forum to obtain support, education, and additional resources as they relate to being a working parent, as well as opportunities to network with fellow moms and dads. For more information, email

The Postdoc Alumni Group

The Postdoctoral Chapter of the ISMMS Alumni provides advice to postdoctoral researchers on career development, brings together scientists working in academia and the life science industries, and encourages and facilitates collaboration.

Trainee Health and Wellness (THAW)

THAW is a team of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who address the wellness needs of the graduate trainees community. THAW seeks to identify gaps and barriers, advocate for change, and develop and implement programs and resources to enhance the wellbeing of our community. More information can be found at THAW. Please join in on THAW events and if you want to get involved in planning and implementing activities, reach out to us at

Postdoc Periodical

The ISMMS Postdoc Periodical is a monthly publication assembled by Mount Sinai postdocs and the Postdoc Executive Committee. It features interviews, articles on research or cultural events, and whatever else our contributing editors want to share! It's a great opportunity to get non-academic writing and editing experience. If you would like to join the Periodical as a contributing editor or have an idea for an article, please contact

Annual Postdoc Town Hall Meeting

At the Annual Town Hall Meeting, the Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Dr. Marta Filizola) provided a State of the Graduate School presentation. The presentation featured updates on Graduate School, as well as objectives for the future. The Dean also highlighted new training initiatives affecting postdoctoral fellows, and discussed how the Graduate School is evolving to meet the demands of biomedical research in the present and future.

Following the presentation, there was a question-and-answer session which included the Dean and Graduate School Leadership. Unfortunately, there was not enough time to get to every submitted question during the session.

Read responses to the unanswered 2017 Town Hall Questions

Annual Postdoc Symposium

An annual one day event every September, Postdoc Day is part of Postdoc Week and is run entirely by the Postdoc Executive Committee. It features a prominent keynote speaker, workshops, and activities that promote postdoc training endeavors and postdoc seminars. Awards and prizes are given. Past speakers include Bruce Alberts, prominent biochemist and National Medal of Science winner,  Harold Varmus, former director of NIH and current director of NCI and Shirley Tilghman, president of Princeton University and a leader in the field of molecular biology.

Postdoc Social Fridays

Usually held on the last Friday of every month, these events offer the opportunity to interact, network, and exchange ideas with other postdocs as well as invited guests.

Basic Science Forum

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Basic Science Departments offer a quarterly happy hour with free food and beverages in the Student Lounge located on the first floor of the Annenberg Building.

Mount Sinai Business Cards

For instructions on how to obtain Mount Sinai business cards please see the Office of Career Services & Strategy and scroll down to the Professional Services section.